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Our Mission
BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s mission is to be a trusted partner in providing an array of services and programs to older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities to support their independence and dignity.

BayPath offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity. 
Founded in 1977 as a nonprofit corporation, BayPath has 40 years of experience serving and advocating for the needs of older adults as a designated Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point and a designated Area Agency on Aging.  
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Our Services
Our Service Area
BayPath Elder Services, Inc. serves the following communities:

Welcome Aboard
BayPath continues to expand to meet the needs of its clients and programs, and this past month witnessed five additions to our staff.

Lauren Staples joins the agency as our new Nutrition Specialist, while Betsy Jovel comes aboard as an Information & Referral Specialist and Nicole Chick is our newest Case Manager. Rounding out the new arrivals are Deb Harris, who will serve as an Admin for the SCO and Home Care Departments and Manual Lancara, who joins the SCO team as a GSSC.

The agency also welcomes back Director of Client Services Liz Tretiak, who returned this month from maternity leave. Young Charlie Tretiak no doubt is not too happy to have his mom leaving for work each morning, but all of us here at BayPath are thrilled to have her back.

Congratulations and welcome aboard - and welcome back.

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Caregiver Corner
Savvy Caregiver course coming to Southborough
BayPath's Family Caregiver Support program will continue its educational offerings this summer with a Savvy Caregiver course in Southborough.

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free, six-week training series for family and friends who are active caregivers taking care of a person living with Alzheimer's or related dementia.

The course is designed to help caregivers understand the impact of dementia on both themselves and the person they are caring for, learn the skills to manage daily life, take control and set goals, communicate more effectively, strengthen family resources, feel better about their caregiving, and learn to take care of themselves as well as the loved one they are caring for.

The course will be taught by Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager Douglas Flynn and BayPath Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego, and will take place on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning on July 11 and ending on August 15.

For more information or to register, call Southborough Senior Center Program Coordinator Peg Leonard or Outreach Coordinator Cynthia Beard at 508-229-4453.

And check out Caregiving MetroWest's new section on Caregiver Training Workshops for more information about the educational programs available for family caregivers.
June, 2017

Reaching Out to the LGBT Community
MetroWest Health Foundation awards BayPath grant to improve access to LGBT inclusive resources and services
June is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month, honoring the Stonewall Riots that helped spark the fight for LGBT rights in America that occurred in June of 1969.

This year, June is also a fitting time to announce that BayPath Elder Services has received a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation to help build a sustainable relationship with the MetroWest LGBT older adult community in order to improve access to LGBT inclusive and informed health, mental health, and other information, resources, and services.

The Foundation awarded BayPath $36,501, and the agency
intends over the next year to provide outreach to LGBT elders, families and caregivers, community agencies, allies, businesses and individuals in order to establish BayPath as an LGBT informed and inclusive place to find support, information and resources for health and well-being.

BayPath will also develop and maintain a resource guide of LGBT inclusive resources (health care providers, vendors, community agencies and businesses) and contact information of local, state, and government agencies where LGBT elders can seek professional advice, obtain resources and build new relationships with health care, mental healthcare, and other professionals in MetroWest rather than having to go to Worcester or Boston to receive LGBT competent care.
The grant will also provide opportunities to train BayPath staff, local Councils on Aging, Senior Centers, and the wider community on LGBT older adult issues in order to improve LGBT competency, while also researching opportunities to determine an LGBT inclusive elder meal site in MetroWest and sustain the project through sponsored activities and events and developing a donor base.

BayPath working group of staff members will continue to work on the project, while an advisory board of community stakeholders will be formed and a part-time project coordinator hired to implement these goals.
Annual Celebration for Mass Home Care
State Representative Danielle Gregoire, the House Chair on the Elder Affairs Committee, addresses the crowd at the Mass Home Care meeting.  
Mass Home Care celebrates 34th Annual Meeting with speeches from state legislators, Legacy of Service winners
Mass Home Care held its 34th annual meeting Monday at the Burlington Marriott, with a packed house listening to speakers Representative Danielle Gregoire, the H ouse Chair on the Elder Affairs Committee; Senator Barbara L'Italien, the Senate Chair of the Elder Affairs Committee; Representative Aaron Vega, the House Vice Chair on the Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee; Outgoing Mass Home Care President Greg Giuliano; and Mass Home Care Executive Director Al Norman.

The event also featured Legacy of Service Awards bestowed on Representative Paul Donato, Rosanne DiStefano, John O'Neill and Jack Hall.

BayPath Elder Services was represented by Mary Lou Sheehan, Kate Cosseboom, Heather Berry, Jane Rourk, Christine Musella and Douglas Flynn.

A packed house was on hand for Mass Home Care's 34th Annual Meeting.
A Month to Remember
Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month offers opportunity to discuss information and resources available to help
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. 

Throughout the month, the Alzheimer's Association and other organizations have been hosting events and leading campaigns to raise needed funds to continue research in pursuit of a cure, offer support to those suffering from the disease and the loved ones caring for them, and bring awareness to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Visit the Alzheimer's Association website for more information about this month's activities and for information in general about the disease. You can also check out our section on Alzheimer's on

In addition, the National Institute on Aging provides a wealth of resources to help you learn more about the disease and the resources available to help.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be challenging for both older adults and their caregivers. But getting accurate information and support can help you know what to expect and how to plan for both you and your loved one. You can learn about the disease itself, common medical problems for people with Alzheimer's, legal and financial planning for someone with the disease, and the next steps to take after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.The National Institute on Aging also offers a comprehensive guide for "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

BayPath, meanwhile, continues its initiative to create dementia-friendly communities in MetroWest. The project began in Marlborough, Hudson and Northborough, and has expanded to Westborough and Ashland, with more local towns and cities to come.
SNAP Up the Seasonal Bounty
Summer harvest time at MetroWest farmers' markets    
With summer officially upon us, BayPath Nutrition Director Denise Menzdorf checks in with some information about the bountiful fresh foods available at farmers' markets in our area.

You can find a full list of farmers' markets throughout the state on the website , but Menzdorf was kind enough to pass along a listing of the farmers' markets in BayPath's service area: 
Westborough - Thursday, 2-6 p.m. (Congregational Church, 57 West Main St.)
Ashland - Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (125 Front St.)
Framingham - Thursday, 12-5:30 p.m. (Village Green/Edgell Rd., Framingham Center)
Hopkinton - Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (Town Common)
Hudson - Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. (12 Church St.)
Marlborough - Tuesday, 2:30-6 p.m. (Union Common)
Natick - Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Town Common)
Wayland - Wednesday, 12-5 p.m. (Russell's Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Rd.)
The markets in Ashland, Hopkinton and Natick are registered for the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). If consumers are looking to maximize their SNAP benefits by going to a farmer's market, they should get to one of those three markets if they can. Remind them to shop the farmers' market first to double their benefits then go to the grocery store to use their benefits there.
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BayPath Elder Services, Inc. is a member of the MetroWest ADRC,  
a partnership with HESSCO and the MetroWest Center for Independent Living.
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